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It’s April 26th, 2019 which means that tomorrow we will open our doors to the writers who have booked onto the weekend retreat. We are bursting at the seams, which is great news, with a variety of writers of different ages, writing different genres arriving. We are all set up and ready for lift off.…Continue reading April Writers’ Retreat – Gilcrux
Have you wondered what actually happens on a non-tutored retreat? Well, it’s simple. You write and then you write some more. Our April retreat is a larger one with up to 8 writers so there’s great company available, too. Breakfast is served between 7 and 9 in the morning, with a great range of hot…Continue reading What Happens on a Writers’ Retreat UK Retreat?
It’s the New Year and time to get motivated for 2019 with your writing goal. As every writer knows, it’s easy to procrastinate and put off writing for a whole variety of reasons: I’m too busy, the dog needs walking, the house needs cleaning, I can’t think of what to write, ad-infinitum. So, here are…Continue reading New Year – Get Writing for 2019
So, you need to write a 1000-word short story. Where do you start when you’re struggling for inspiration? Here’s some quick ideas… Your main character witnesses a death Your main character finds a dead body An unexpected phone call sends your main character into a spin Your story centres around a scar (physical or psychological)…Continue reading Short Story – Finding Inspiration
If you want to be a success as a writer of books, you need to become a bit of an expert in marketing. Even if you are published in the traditional way, many book publishers still expect their authors to promote their own works. As a self-published author, you actually have no choice. If you…Continue reading Marketing your Book
Often the worst part of writing is getting started, the actual process of putting fingers to keyboard or pen to paper and committing to writing something. Once we know what we’re going to write about, the process is much easier, we have a starting point and that leap into the unknown is less, well, unknown.…Continue reading Writing – Quick Inspiration
Our April 2019 writer’s retreat will include an optional session on promoting your self-published book. Self promotion is probably the most difficult part of producing a novel or non-fiction book. There’s plenty of ideas out there on the internet for how to approach book promotion, but how many really, actually work? Our evening session on…Continue reading Extra Free Retreat Session – Promoting your Book
Any young writers out there interested in travel? Check this out… Opportunity for young travel writers
The Jumper By Jan Birley Gordon stands, perfectly balanced, looking straight out and over the night city skyline. He doesn’t need to look down to get a feel for the thirty floors beneath him. Although the offices are now closed, a glow from the windows still breaks out in the dark rainy evening. He shuffles…Continue reading The Jumper – A Short Story